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I can give you my experience with Strand sizing. I just bought a Black and Walnut Calf pair. My feet measured right up to the line of size 10. The sales rep told me that the 5 last is a bit long so he would suggest I go with a Size 9.5. I put them on they felt felt great. Just to be sure I put on the size 9 and the size 10 and 9's were way too tight and 10's were way too big. So, from my experience I would say, that the Strand runs a 1/2 size off. If it matters I wear a size 9.5D in all Johnston and Murphy shoes and all Mezlan shoes. I measured 10, but 9.5 were perfect for me/

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Same experience for the Strands. TTS 12 11.5 fits great.
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Same experience for the Strands. TTS 12 11.5 fits great.

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I'm going the other way. TTS 7.5D and I wear a 7.5E in the strand. My one foot is shorter and wider and I found the 7.5D very tight around the waist of the shoe.
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If Jay works on commission, I hope he sees a much sooner reward for this invaluable service he provides.  If you do not have a regular SA, consider ordering through Jay.


thanks a bunch for that! on behalf of myself and AE we really appreciate how loyal you guys are to our brand and I'm honored to be dealing with you guys... seriously!

 

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These came in today:

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I'm going the other way. TTS 7.5D and I wear a 7.5E in the strand. My one foot is shorter and wider and I found the 7.5D very tight around the waist of the shoe.

Same here, 10D but 10E in the Strand.
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Warning:  Do not use Renovateur on the AE dress belt (at least walnut for sure).  I just did and it pulled the color right off leaving a splotchy mess.  Ugh.

 

On the positive side, it worked great on the burgundy shell belt. 

 

Thanks, and good to know. For belts I have always used AE Leather Lotion. Not too long ago I switched to Bickmore Bicks 4 which is identical, cheaper and easy to find at any tack shop or farm and fleet. It looks and behaves the same as AE leather lotion, it doesn't leave a residue and doesn't darken leather. I use it on my AE Wilbert's so as to not darken the contrast stitching, Filson bridle leather, and belts.

 

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It's actually the Bayfield, but still CXL, and it's about cleaning them. Not sure if it's exactly what you need.
Maybe we can request Cold Iron to answer your question directly?

 

Like bucksfan said at first just wear them, and enjoy. After they need cleaning and conditioning for CXL I use hot water and saddle soap, and only fiebings glycerine saddle soap which is 100% glycerine. With CXL and chrome tanned leather I use a stiff nylon scrub brush, it will restore the short nap that exist on the surface of the CXL. Wait until they are completely dry and then treat with Reno which will restore the luster as good or even better than when new. Waterproofing will take that luster away somewhat, if you want to wear them as a dress boot you are done. That is how I do it and it has worked well for me. There are a lot of different ways of doing it but some IMO over do the use of too many products.

 

Glad to see Jay Clay mentioned using saddle soap for cleaning Daltons to remove old build up. Saddle soap seems to be a forbidden product on SF. Not all saddle soaps are created equal and 100% glycerine is pretty safe to say the least. Just make sure to use a sponge and not a brush on calf and finer leathers. I have not had to use saddle soap on my finer dress shoes but have used it on some more casual shoes, and all my hiking and hunting boots. And saddle soap is recommended by AE for cleaning\conditioning dublin leather like the McTavish and Krause.

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Just got a pair of these myself, after I tried them on noticed a crease form around the toe box / line area, what has been your experience in wearing them? Do they tend to crease in that area?

I have worn my Gramercys about three times since I got them two weeks ago. The creasing that I have noticed can be somewhat seen in the first pic I took of them below.

Those light red crease lines in between the toe box and the vamp have now gotten significantly crease-ier. But, no creasing further up the toe box or anywhere else that I can really see.

The combination of the Dublin leather, reddish brown hue, and full wing makes for a killer casual Friday shoe. Glad I pulled the trigger!

 

 

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^^^ Very nice!

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Guys I recently bought 3 AE horsehair brushes through the Outlet and have used all three. Unfortunately all of them shed a lot of hair. Is this normal? Will it go away after a few more uses? I've only used each once so far. Wondering if the quality of the brushes from the outlet are different? I didn't think so though as they're the same price as on the AE website.
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What do you mean by "a lot".  My brushes shed everytime I use them.  But not "a lot" IMO.

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So for the Krause Boots do we just do the usual polishing care? Can I just use AE conditioner/cleaner and then one of the AE premium shoe polishes?
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Well I guess it's pretty normal then. There was quite a bit of shedding, I just thought maybe it was unusual.
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I noticed quite a bit of shedding after the first few uses.  Probably loose hairs from the manufacturing process.  I still loose a few with vigorous brushing but not much.

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